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became our state religion". please welcome benjamin wiker. [applause] >> thank you very much and thank you for bringing me here once again. cit is benjamin wiker. everyone does that. it is note singh, not even a small one. "worshipping the state: how liberalism became our state religion," the title of my book is obviously all level in-your-face, makes a rather outlandish claim, first implies liberals worship the state and second that liberalism itself has become a kind of established religion. that brings us to an obvious set of questions. is this just overblown rhetoric to sell a book or is it true that liberalism really has become our established state religion? and liberals somehow do in fact worship the state? we can add on top of this what does it matter? what does it matter? let me begin with a last question first. what does it matter if liberalism is in fact a religion or at least functions like a religion? because it functions like one and in fact is a religion than christians and other opponents of the agenda of liberalism can litigate to disestablish it as a state imposed wor
. >> that is it for this week. for all of us, goodbye. >>> coming up, as religion-related violence dominates much of the news, fred de sam laza reports on some of the reasons for last week's deadly attack on christians in pakistan. >>> also, with signing up for obamacare scheduled to begin on tuesday, saul gonzales surveys the massive, multimillion-dollar campaigns for and against it, witreligious people on both sides. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis based private family fountion dedicated to its founders' interest in religion, community development, and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. as members of congress debated measures to avoid a government shutdown, religious groups urged them to consider the impact of their policies on the poor and vulnerable. several faith leaders said the government has an obligation to americans who depend on
as madison put out. or you can see in much of our world today where religion is despised and dismissed, religious liberty is discounted. there are many people whose a religious liberty is not for everyone. freedom of conscience and fought and religion is for secular world views too, for everybody whether super natural or naturalistic. >> we frequently delved into the history of the american republic and in one intriguing treatment of that founding era, you reminded me that in this country we frequently referred to mr. jefferson's metaphor, his letter to the danbury baptists in 1802 of the wall of separation between church and state and yet in your book, this is page 138, you know that whatever he personally believed, mr. jefferson, or did not believe, as the president of the united states, and i'm going to close, he was a regular attendee at the largest church service in the united states. under the roof of the u.s. capitol. he also invited baptists and episcopalians to hold worship services including holy communion in the executive branch buildings. helped us understand this. take us
>>> coming up, as religion-related violence dominates much of the news, fred de sam lazaro reports on some of the reasons for last week's deadly attack on christians in pakistan. >>> also, with signing up for obamacare scheduled to begin on tuesday, saul gonzales surveys the massive, multimillion-dollar campaigns for and against it, with religious people on both sides. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis based private family foundation dedicated to its founders' interest in religion, community development, and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. as members of congress debated measures to avoid a government shutdown, religious groups urged them to consider the impact of their policies on the poor and vulnerable. several faith leaders said the government has an obligation to americans who depend on federal benefits and
station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs. >>> coming up, as religion-related violence dominates much of the news, fred de sam lazaro reports on some of the reasons for last week's deadly attack on christians in pakistan. >>> also, with signing up for obamacare scheduled to begin on tuesday, saul gonzales surveys the massive, multimillion-dollar campaigns for and against it, with religious people on both sides. >>> major funding for "religion and ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis based private family foundation dedicated to its founders' interest in religion, community development, and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america, designing customized individual and group retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. as members of congress debated measures to avoid a government shutdown, religious groups urged them to consider the impact of their policies on the poor and vulnerable. several faith leaders said the government has an obli
the religion brought? we'll layer that next. on tv and online. >> one of the fastest growing groups in the united states is one without religious affiliation. don't identify with any religion. among them are atheists and agnostics, almost 13 million people. in communist and former communist countries, the numbers are even higher. in vietnam, more than 80% are reportedly nonbelievers. to discuss what the growth of atheism means to america, a former rabbi who is now an atheist. joimg us from cambridge, massachusetts, and where atheism stops and religion begins. thank you very much for being with us tonight. andrew you wrote a blog asking are the holes that are being left in the fabric of society as we see the institution of religion retreating, what exactly do you see happening? as the growth of the atheists and nonbelievers grow? >> i think what you see primarily is a lack of services that are traditionally provided by religious organizations, so we're looking at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, disaster relief, food pantries, things like that where church members come together, the
the religion, christians. >> reporter: despite the relatively low number of christians, christian-run orphanages, hospitals, and schools still thrive. many of the country's muslim elite attended christian schools. ♪ principal irene pearl says trinity methodist girls school is committed to admitting children from poor families, many of them from the christian minority. but there's no hint in the morning prayer of trinity's religious affiliation. >> we do not talk or quote the holy bible. we say let us be good human beings. let us be good daughters, let us be good pakistanis, but above all let us be good human beings. >> reporter: it is illegal in pakistan for a muslim to convert to any other faith, and pearl wants to dispel any notion that the school is trying to convert muslims, who account for 60% of her students. >> i have to be extremely careful how i word myself. sometimes, you know, like we have a christmas concert. the children want to participate, the muslim children want to participate, but i say no, get a permission letter from your parents. >> reporter: she thinks musl
, we have an option to be part of the problem and part of the solution. but on religion, she taught me the most important thing. she said, the most important thing about religion is to have this approach, and that is see god in the eyes of every human being that you meet. if you can have that as your view, don't worry about what you actually worship and where you go. whichever gods there are in the world, they will all say that's a great thing that you did because all religion actually tells you not to go and spend thousands and thousands of hours sitting in their religious institution worshipping but then going and living a life that is ungodly and is not, you know, community oriented. the best thing you can do is live your life where you see the humanity in everybody. and that's why when i see how religion is being distorted -- because in hinduism one of the things we learn is when you finish praying you say, "om shanti, shanti, shanti." and "shanti" is the word for peace, right? all religions are geared up to encouraging us to embrace a life of peace. sadly, too many of our religiou
or doing something else that was insulting of the religion? >> i can see coming from america... just on the road here, if somebody stood in the middle and said a mosque has been burned someplace-- whether it's jordan or saudi arabia-- let's go and burn st. patrick's cathedral, he could probably collect 5,000 to 10,000 people within 15 minutes. if i was in new york city and i were to stand up there and say the muslims have destroyed st. peter's cathedral, let's go and burn that mosque three blocks down, somebody would probably slip out to the nearest telephone and call the police and say, there's a crazy guy who standing out here, and can you come get him. that is the difference. >> reporter: that crazy guy in new york, why does he become the credible guy on the street here? >> that's a good question. i'm not sure that i can answer entirely. one is the level of education. the second is the level of frustration. so you want to hit out against somebody. a big bogeyman is the west, america, and by consequence, the religion, christians. >> reporter: despite the relatively small number of
. it is a much larger complex religion that looks at. i mean if you are talking abortion and life then you have to talk about the fact that the church doesn't believe in premarital sex. one of the issues is you know, when sort of a relationship is consummated within a marriage there is a belief that all of those unions should then turn into children. so there are a lot of more complex deeper issues >> but what do you think about what he means about a deeper theology for women and giving women more power within the church? >> well, i think that means recognizing more at least the scholars that i would talk to who would say sort of the role of the virgin mary within the stories of the bible and within essentially a context of jesus' life. there are passages within the bible which speak to -- >> does it translate into anymore real powers for nuns >> it could. in real-life. real-life >> it's important to understand the dogma versus the tradition. this is where we have sanctity of life and marriage. et cetera. then you have the church's traditions the male priest, the fact that priests cannot get ma
. very open-minded. unlike for some, there's no question of religion, of color of skin, or anything like that. people can be all beautiful. it depends on who they are, but it is not a question of color. for me, both of us were beautiful. and i loved color. color of the skin. tattoo on the skin, which is a kind of color. some blue colors that you add. and i wanted to show that. when i started, i remember that there were some beautiful girls. they're beautiful. but i felt like, ok, but there is also beauty. i have a girlfriend which was modeling for me that i met very early when i started that was from a french colony. she was beautiful and black and very inspiring, very nice. i say, yes, why not. for me, a difference was beautiful. they looked to me, and i wanted to show it. another kind of different was the fact that when i saw farida, i said, my god, she is incredible. i was very impressed by her beauty. very frightened even by her beauty. she was kind of a very arrogant imperial. and african and beauty with a special expression. not arrogant. but beautiful. i said, i want to show this
to tijuana and released. no lawyer in that process. every religion that i'm familiar with teaches that things like that are not the right way to go and we do have public officials who are happy to mention their own religion and i get a kick out of it and check their voting record because on this issue and on your issue, they are part of the problem. who are they? they are your friends. they are the people you like. they like environmental things, other things. these things i tried to talk to them and so have others much more powerful than i am. he was in mexico for 3 months. he had a mental breakdown. he thought he was dead. to check if he was dead he stepped out in front of a trick and the truck missed him. and his mother went day in and day out to check the bodies in tijuana and finally he wondered back and finally the lawyers at a c l u, made a case t . the government was unrepent ant. the best way to do is go to the place and look at the people and be a voice coming out as best you can and say this is what i saw and on the 5th floor, some of them well-dressed people i mentioned in my sta
up ever since. for decades, coexistence has been a part of daily life for the religions of myanmar. about 90% of the country's people are buddhist. for years, they live peacefully with christians, muslims and people of other faith. over the past year the tolerance is eroding. we found posters that advertise the anti-muslim movement. they called for buddhists to avoid doing business with muslims. some shops are selling t-shirts with that message. >> translator: i want to help make these t-shirts to support my religion. i have seen many buddhists wearing them. >> thank you. >> aspect muslim act vivs are taking a high tech approach too and using social media to spread the word. facebook pages are drawing some vitriolic comments. he doesn't like what he sees. he is the founder working to spread media literacy. he has been traveling around the country teaching locals not to believe everything they see or hear. they are concerned about people who don't have access to the internet yet. he is worried they won't be able to distinguish fact from fiction when they eventually do go online. >>
's appearances is discriminatory and a violation of the freedoms of thought and religion. >> erdogan also aims to give more rights to turkey's minorities, like these students. soon, private schools will be allowed to teach again in the kurdish language. until now, that has been banned. there is a plan to relax the 10% threshold required for political parties, including kurdish groups, to enter parliament. many kurds say the reforms do not go far enough. still, the government posta bs plans have widespread report -- the government's plans have widespread support. >> we are grateful to our prime minister for taking this step, although i think it should have come earlier. >> it is a step towards more democracy. it will have a positive impact and lead to more improvements in human rights and freedoms. >> the eu has long pressed erdogan's government for more democratic reforms. on monday, brussels welcomed the plans. >> the critics are saying that mr. erdogan's rule has left turkey's societies more divided than ever -- turkish society more divided than ever. what do you think about these critics? a
told al jazerra why he joined in. >> we are doing all of this just to protect our own religion. because we heard that the muslim men in town abuse buddhism. >> reporter: in one village, some say police stood by while the mobs moved through. >> the police are merely shooting in to the air and not doing enough to prevent the violence. >> reporter: the clashes first broke out in june last year. more than 200 people have been killed since. thousands have fled their homes, but not all buddhists agree with the gangs. >> we are all natives of this region, if this violence persists, all the businesses and community here will be affected. >> reporter: the president is in the state for the first time since the conflict broke out. he's been criticized for not bridging the sectarian divide. but he says no number of police or military can completely stop the violence. it has to come from the people. >> just military and police forces won't be enough to control the situation. these burnings, killings and violence will not happen if we maintain peace. >> reporter: rights groups have previously accused
to exercise your religion, the ability to assemble. and they also were taking stances on issues because it wanted to be able to have a redress of grievances to the government. it violated every single portion of the first amendment. think that no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, whether liberal, conservative, somewhere in the middle, republican, democrat, whenever, in this country we understand what the first amendment means. a stand it is separation of church and state. we understand the free speech, free press, petitioning in assembling. them violated every part of that and truly had a silencing a fact it concerns me that the government, the united states of america silenced citizens. >> were you political? >> i was political, active in georgia and in my local county. politics. >> republican politics. >> republican politics. by the time that this movement started i was so frustrated with republicans and democrats. remember allen mentioned the tarp bill at the very beginning. well, have been the county campaign chair for both mccain and for senator sex be chambliss in
and other friends to combat the ant scientific -- antiscientific thought of religion. >> jon: here is my proposal for the discussion tonight: do you believe that the end of our civilization will be through religious strife or scientific advancement. what do you think will be in the long-term be more damaging to the prospects of the human race. >> the astronomer royal martin reese and president to the royal society gives humanity a 50% chance of surviving through the 21st century. >> jon: wait, hold on, i have to do some math. oh, fine. [laughter] >> and one of the reasons is he fears that the fruits of scientific -- the bad fruits things like dirty bombs, things like biological warfare could get into the hands ever religious -- of religious fan natives who un-- fanatics who unlike all other terrorists want to die. they want to go to paradise. the question you ask the answer is both that science provides in the form of technology, weapons which have only been available to reasonably responsibility governments -- responsible governments will likely become available to nutcases who believe
of appropriations or even in a shutdown. the free exercise of religion is codified in the constitution of the united states and celebrated by every american including those of us who have do or will wear the uniform. military chaplains faithfully serve a unique role in the military bringing the gap between religion and freedom and all people can celebrate mass or participate in a worship service. despite this protected right, the department of defense has decided to effectively close the doors of many churches and chapels. this weekend by not allowing military chaplains to perform their religious duties on military installations because the federal government has not passed the relevant appropriations bill of f.y. 2014. mr. speaker, i contend that the freedom of religion does not follow the federal government's fiscal policy. the freedom of religion is a 24/7 constitutional right that should garner support from this administration and our military leaders. i stand strong with our brave men and women serving the military and urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back. the speaker pro
and with the religion at the root of the islamic world. it's very important to understand i think in all this that when one talks about these concerns one is not talking about all the things. on the contrary. there are very many muslims who have come as immigrants to britain precisely because they wanted to sign up to british and western values. they wanted freedom. they wanted to prosper and they wanted to have good jobs but they wanted freedom because freedom is very important to them. the women wanted to be treated as equals. they wanted all things that we all want, freedom, piece, prosperity. they are not hung up on these or with religious precepts that are causing us in the western world to much trouble. in the islamic world is precepts have been interpreted in a way that comes out of religion and which is now dominant and that is to say that the view of the world which says that the world has to be remade according to islamic precepts of, that muslims, where muslims are enjoying western type freedom that must be pulled back and they must be made to conform to a very very narrow authoritarian cons
of perverted concepts of religion that have nothing to do with islam. ladies and gentlemen, this is not a civil war. there is no civil war in syria. this is the war against terror that recognizes no values, no justice nor equality, and disregards any rights or laws. so confronting in the terror in my country requires the international community to act in accordance with relevant resolutions on counterterrorism, particularly security council resolution 1373 of 2001 and to take all necessary measures to compel those well known countries that finance, arm, train and provide a safe haven and passage for terrorists coming from different countries of the world. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: mr. president, this city, this very city, new york, and its people have witnessed the devastations of terrorism and were burned with the fire of extremist and bloodshed the same way we are suffering now in syria. how can some countries bit by the same terrorism we are suffering now in syria claim to be fighting terrorism in all parts of the world while supporting it in my country? the claims about the
of their lives and i think it falls upon our religion institutions to have to pick up the slack >> commissioner moore. >> mr. sanchez is there any consideration for visible screening of the equipment base if you're a resident irresponsible of how this happened and why it didn't have is a permit is there any visible mitigation that might be a mitigates for adding the visual screen. >> definitely it would be part of a variance decision because that's also one of the items considered today so it could be credit card by the commission that would be imposed by the variance. >> we talked earlier about live ability i would find it difficult to put might have in the situation of the person who made the comments about the noise and smell it seems to be the visual impact on the quality of our life your bedroom or living room or all of the above each time you look up to get a feeling of a street you don't want to look at exhaust equipment. so i suggest we have the department work with the reasonable solution to sun screening that don't addgh
is an islamic state. islam is power religion but what we want is a summary of goals. >> this video came from raka when the fighters took over. >> they can easily say to you, you're an infidel. you're against islam so you're an infidel. and killing is so easy for them. if it's second nature they don't think before they carry out an execution. >> some of these fighters cross the border from iraq, but many more fly into turkey's province on scheduled flights. it is a well worn route, take this route along the main highway. syria says it's very concerned about the foreign fighters just next door but up until now it's taken no physical measures to prevent them from getting there. turkish analysts warn that the government can no longer ignore or keep accommodating the fighters. >> turkey tried to play the game but it failed and made a mess of it. if you play this game with terrorists it will blow back in your face. >> analysts say somewhere between 5,000 to 10,000 foreign fighters have crossed into syria so far. many syrians from the north want this to stop. >> a shut down slow down is, rare weeke
are not related to freedom and democracy. what they want is an islamic state. okay islam is our religion but what we want is a democratic state, universal religious and human rights. it's become a conflict of goals. >> summary executions are becoming common. >> they can easily say to you, you're an infidel, you're against islam so you're an infidel. killing is so easy for them. it's second nature. they don't think before they carry out an execution. >> analysts and syrians say many more fly into the province on foreign routes. takes the fighters along this main highway from the airport to the syrian border. the turkish government says it's very concerned that the presence of foreign fighters and extreme groups just next door. but up until now it's taken no measures to prevent them from getting there. can no longer ignore or keep accommodating the foreign fighters. >> turkey tried to play the game but it failed and made a total mess of it. for many years we fought against terrorism. if we play this game against terrorists it will blow back in your face. >> analysts say somewhere between 5,000 to 1
, was a communistic dictatorship. they were not allowed to travel. all religions were and. it became the first atheist state. ironically, orthodox perches were heavily protected at the time. albanian leaders cared for the country's historic site and property. after the collapse of socialism, cultural sites were abandoned and albania. the perfect opportunity for thieves. this leads to the higher mountains and 1500 years back into history. to a tiny chapel. this restorer and orthodox priest come up here often. earlier this year, they made a shocking and tragic discovery. >> they started here and smashed the madonna icons here and here. >> that is right. the icons head is missing. >> the vandals tried to watch them off the walls of the chapel with axes and knives. they were the work of the renowned 16th-century icon painter. the guards were laid off 1.5 years before for lack of funding. >> none of our cultural treasures are guarded. over the past 20 years, countless churches have been plundered. this is just one example. >> the police try to hush the matter up. they did not come here for three days. only
, capitol hill. >> some religions are calling on conservative house members. >> down. >> if the government shuts down, what would happen in california? melissa griffin kane breaks it all down. >> if the federal government does a shut down, it will hit california particularly hard in several ways. number one, we have 159,000 federal employees who would be subject to a furlough. in addition, we have 14,000 contractors who would not be paid under a federal shut down. and that is not counting the project that would be halted if federal agencies are no longer able to work on this. things like the folsom dam improvements and the oakland harbor improvements, through the army corps of engineers. and the nuclear power plant is scheduled for a safety upgrade. that would also be halted, if the government were to shut down. >> for a complete breakdown of what services will and will not be impacted by a shut down, go to kpix.com and look at the homepage. >>> new details are emerging in a crash on december -- in san francisco that killed a teenage boy last week. police have identified the driver who
talia. she wrote the book "when peace is not enough how the israeli peace camps think of religion and national justice." you are a former combatant. to understand what you ar and moment armohammad are doing nowe your mind set and what the trigger was that changed things for you. as you said before i was combatant in the israel army. and i served in the occupied territories. and at some point i realize the that occupation is not only land, but also people. and mainly people. and in order to maintain these so-called "occupation" we have to deny the basic human rights of these people. i also couldn't overlook the distress of the people, the occupied people, and at some point i decided to change my way. after a few years i decided to meet palestinians face-to-face and i joined combatants for peace. >> lisa: i imagine that was not a popular choice among your peers in the israeli defense forces. how did you make that work or make that transition? >> most difficult was my family. i come from a family with political opinions leaping leang towards the right. they were worried about me. bec
converted into a religion room. the homeowner and three family members, all adults, got out safely. >>> prosecutors are considering whether to file criminal charges in the death of a young asiana airlines crash victim hit by a san francisco fire truck. the district attorney has a report from the sheriff's investigation. the fire department called it a tragic accident. the 16-year-old was one of three teens from china who died after the crash after san francisco airport on july 6th. she had been covered with firefighting foam when a fire truck drove over her. autopsy findings presented to her family this week revealed she had fatal injuries to her head and pelvis. >>> there may be an odd smell lingering around newark for the next few days. evergreen oil is doing maintenance work on its refinery on smith avenue and cherry street. the work will continue through tomorrow. crews are cleaning the refinery's equipment. there are homes nearby. the company said it will do its best to reduce the smell. >>> there's been a legal setback for a group of surfers and environmentalists who sued to
as the sacred path. and no spiritual discipline epitomizes this more than taoism, the religion of ancient china. in taoism, the universal life force is expressed in all
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